Justin Watson
Justin Watson
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Watson in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $2.76 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2018.
Practices in full
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 30, 2020
Watson (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
ANALYSIS
Watson wasn't able to suit up in the Buccaneers' Week 3 win in Denver, but he now looks back to full health. With both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and and Scotty Miller (hip/groin) not practicing to begin the week, Watson could be in line to play a key role in Tampa Bay's receiving corps this weekend against the Chargers.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Watson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
29.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.89
 
% Team Air Yards
7.2%
 
% Team Targets
4.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Chargers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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vs Chargers
Sunday, Oct 4th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
73.9
 
Cornerbacks
61.8
 
Safeties
111.5
 
Linebackers
82.9
 
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2020 Justin Watson Split Stats
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Watson
Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 3
2 days ago
It was a big week for rookie wide receivers, with Cincinnati's Tee Higgins and Minnesota's Justin Jefferson both enjoying breakout performances.
Weekly Rankings: Week 4 Value Meter
2 days ago
Tyler Lockett and the Seahawks should be in another shootout in Miami this week. See his ranking along with everyone else in this week's Value Meter.
Gameday Injuries: Week 3
4 days ago
With a Week 3 injury report that's busting at the seams, Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the lowdown on who's trending toward starting or sitting as of early Sunday morning.
Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 2
9 days ago
Diontae Johnson's strong start is backed by elite volume in terms of targets, routes and snaps, but that's not necessarily the case for every player who enjoyed a big Week 2, especially among tight ends.
Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter
9 days ago
Miles Sanders faces a Bengals run defense that was gashed for four rushing touchdowns last week.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 2018 fifth-round pick saw minimal action in his rookie season, but that could change significantly in 2019. Adam Humphries, who logged a career-high 105 targets in 2018, is now in Tennessee, which leaves Watson with a potential clear path to a fairly sizable role in a new pass-centric offense. The Penn product is a much stouter candidate than Humphries for potential slot work, checking in at 6-3, 215 pounds. Moreover, Watson boasts 4.4 speed, so his route tree and overall utility in Bruce Arians' system could be quite diverse. However, dampening his prospects to an extent are the many mouths to feed on offense - Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Breshad Perriman and O.J. Howard, at a minimum, will all peg in ahead of him on the pass-catching hierarchy to open the season.
As an Ivy League receiver with fifth-round slotting, Watson's fantasy prospects as a rookie may be dismissed at first glance. However, Watson has the potential to be an exception to the rule, with a college resume that includes 286 receptions, 3,777 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns lending credence to that notion. Impressive measurables that include a 6-3, 215-pound frame, 4.44 speed and a 40-inch vertical certainly don't hurt his chances for success either, but as an unproven asset at the NFL level, Watson will have to make a strong case in training camp and the preseason. If he does nab a spot on the final roster, Watson conceivably could put a dent into Adam Humphries' opportunities, but it's extremely difficult to envision him climbing any higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. Moreover, with the Bucs already boasting an impressive array of pass-catching options ahead of him, Watson's value should be almost exclusively limited to keeper and dynasty formats.
More Fantasy News
Won't play in Denver
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
September 25, 2020
Watson (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game in Denver, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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No practice Thursday
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
September 24, 2020
Watson (shoulder) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
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Missing practice again
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
September 24, 2020
Watson (shoulder) isn't participating in the open portion of Thursday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Battling hand/wrist injury
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Shoulder
September 23, 2020
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians labeled Watson as day-to-day after he missed practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury sustained in this past Sunday's win over the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Second-leading receiver in win
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 20, 2020
Watson secured two of three targets for 48 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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